U2's new album "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb" smashed into the internet this morning (eastern time). It's now all over torrent sites, newgroups, and everywhere in general. Fans are speculating whether this will prompt a push-forward in release date or an early release on i-tunes... hard to say. I sort of doubt it, I mean their last album leaked earlier than this so it's not a huge surprise (though they did have security ramped up with private listening parties for journalists by invite-only). Will it hurt the sales? In my opinion not so much.. everything leaks early anyway these days. It's just the way of the industry it seems. And anyway it's good enough that it should sell quite well no matter what.
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